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Can I take sudafed pe while breastfeeding? The pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) free one?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Sub if possible.

The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%, so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts.
However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

In brief: Sub if possible.

The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%, so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts.
However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: No way

Too dangerous do not do it.

In brief: No way

Too dangerous do not do it.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

Sudafed is a relatively safe medicine for breast-feeding moms.
That being said, you should refrain from taking any medicines while breastfeeding unless you really need to, as one never knows. No studies have ever been conducted with actual lactating human females and babies.

In brief: Yes and no

Sudafed is a relatively safe medicine for breast-feeding moms.
That being said, you should refrain from taking any medicines while breastfeeding unless you really need to, as one never knows. No studies have ever been conducted with actual lactating human females and babies.
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Dr. RADHA SYED
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Meds with lactation

Please consult the baby's pediatrician when breast feeding.
Almost all meds will come into the breast milk and one must be careful popping pills in pregnancy and lactation.

In brief: Meds with lactation

Please consult the baby's pediatrician when breast feeding.
Almost all meds will come into the breast milk and one must be careful popping pills in pregnancy and lactation.
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